Family

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I sit down at the dining room table with the familiar mess: a million shards of safety-scissored scrap-paper transformed into a miniature bookshelf by a miniature artist; a formidable stack of […]

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My daughter nearly drowned in a swimming pool when she was two-years-old; and I nearly drowned in my guilt after the incident. It happened on my watch. She, very cautious […]

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In the fall of 2011, we discovered our daughter Faith had a broken neck. Before and after her precarious but successful corrective surgery, Faith endured strict limitations on her mobility. […]

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They say that there are 62 lego pieces for every one person on the planet. And I’m thinking that with that thrifted rubbermaid tub found at the Sally Ann, this […]

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He comes to the door, a shy smile on his weathered face, handing me a plastic bag with a lemon meringue pie he picked up at the grocery story. I […]

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I married a pastor.  John graduated from seminary and got a job working in youth ministry right before our wedding. For the next twelve years, he took the trips, led […]

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Back then I said I’d never be like him. I slammed doors to punctuate the point and to make sure my dad knew it. You can be tall and 15 […]

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It seems like January mornings are as discombobulated as September ones are, at least in my house. Two weeks off of school for the holidays, plus another few days of […]